The DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme has finally moved into its pilot stage after a protracted build up. Many moons ago, the DVSA set itself the target of attracting 40 operators before it would move to a live scheme. It has now revealed the 20 operators plus coach and bus operators that are in its pilot, which collectively hold 100 O-licences and run 6,000 vehicles. If successful, the scheme promises operators with recognition benefits including: recognition from 31 January 2018 that […]
Senior traffic commissioner Beverley Bell denied sanctioning the way that Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) was operating its fleet management system for other operators, when she gave evidence at Leeds Crown Court.
The traffic commissioners (TCs) and the DVSA have urged operators to improve their approach to brake testing and maintenance after the DVSA revealed a quarter of defective trucks had a brake issue.
The FTA has called for so-called ‘delegated examiners’ to be allowed to conduct vocational driving tests in the place of regular DVSA test examiners.